Water of Leith

Lower Drawbridge, Leith

Lower Drawbridge

Removed March 1910

Lower Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  Removed 1910

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

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   Lower Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  Removed 1910

 

Water of Leith

Lower Drawbridge

Location

This photo shows the lower drawbridge that used to cross the Water of Leith a few yards to the north of the present road crossing at Bernard Street Bridge (beside beside Leith Custom House at the eastern end of Commercial Street).

1870 Map

The old drawbridge can be seen, top-centre, on this 1870 map of Leith. It crosses the Water of Leith between the letters 'A' and 'R' of 'LEITH HARBOUR' written on the Water of Leith.

Map of Edinburgh and Leith, 1870  -  Leith Section

 

Lamp Posts

Does anybody recognise the style of lamp post beside the drawbridge?  There is also a lamp post with globe, just about visible on the far shore of the Water of Leith.

Another View of the Drawbridge

Here is another photo of the Lower Drawbridge on the Water of Leith at Leith.  This view looks to the NE across the Water of Leith towards New Ship Temperance Hotel at 20 Shore, Leith.

   Lower Drawbridge over the Water of Leith at The Shore, Leith  -  Removed 1910

 

Acknowledgement:  Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh:  January 5, 2010

This is one of a series of photos posted onto boards in an old album that Archie Foley acquired a few years ago.  Archie believes that these are likely to be official photos that probably once belonged to Leith City Council.

 

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